There is also the issue that Psychiatrists may give up their databases on who visited them and for what to the government as part of a more onerous (and, of course, more expensive) background check demanded of all would-be gunowners. Kiss doctor-patient confidentiality goodbye.
Now we hear that Joe Biden's presidential task force on gun control is meeting with psychiatrists. Here is what they're discussing:
Databases. They want to tighten background checks on people who buy guns, and the checks could include discovering whether applicants have ever been under psychiatric care, and if so, what diagnosis(es) was made.
In order to do that, there will have to be a comprehensive database and a tracking system that extends into, and from, every psychiatrist's front desk. Law-enforcement will have access to that database.
What happened to doctor-patient confidentiality? It's possible this issue can be skirted merely by affirming that a gun-applicant has seen a psychiatrist at some point in time---which fact could exclude him from purchasing a weapon.
Organized psychiatry would, of course welcome a comprehensive database of Americans who have obtained psychiatric care. It makes their profession seem even more official than it already is. And it imparts a tinge of USSR-like power.
The implication: "We know who you are. We know you've been under the care of a psychiatrist. Wherever you live and work, we can call you crazy if we want to."
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I have a feeling there are already plenty of loopholes in Doctor/Patient confidentiality. It will only get worse with
computer documented healthcare and, of course, Obamacare.
Regular "General Practice" Doctors also prescribe psychotropic medicine. It is not just Psychiatrists.